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Upcoming Zoom Event: Thursday March 18, 2021 between 10:00 - 11:30 AM
The Life of Samuel Treat:
Pastor for Eastham and the Nauset Praying Indians
This will be a great follow-up to the Meeting House Posts article in our Fall Newsletter!
Join our very own Patty Donohoe as she and other panelists discuss Samuel Treat.
Details below have been sourced from the Eastham Library's website.
To register, please click here.
Treat was a giant In early Eastham (from today’s Truro to Chatham). For 45 years, 1672 - 1717, he – as his original headstone said – was “Ye Pious & Faithful Pastor of This Church.” He led both the English who were migrating in, and, having learned the local language, the Nauset who were becoming Christian (“praying Indians”).
Here is a rare opportunity to consider the interaction of colonial and Nauset cultures and communities. Fifty years after the Mayflower, twenty-five years after the first families of colonists took land here, how were the parallel governments and ways life interacting? How did they see their futures? Or future together?
We’ll ask these questions through the well-to-do Harvard graduate brought here to preach the Future.
Bob Seay – WGBH journalist – will moderate the panel presentation.
Tom Ryan – senior producer of videos for Eastham 400 – will outline the life of Treat. The state of research and unanswered questions will be identified.
Patty Donohoe – Second Vice President of the Eastham Historical Society – will speak about Treat’s two wives, children, and descendants.
Ron Petersen – chair of the Orleans Historical Commission – will address local particulars of Treat’s ministry, and the aftermath of his death.
All presentations normally scheduled to be held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Eastham Historical Society Virtual Presentations: Coming Soon
"Pre-Contact Family Life, Spirituality, and Lifeways in the Eastern Woodlands"
with Kerri Helme
Details coming soon!
Please note, our presentations are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
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